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A Charter School Faced Another Allegation of Endangering Children

A Granada Hills Charter School employee alleges that he was fired after advising the leadership of a potential hazard at its facilities.

Carl J. Petersen
5 min readOct 2, 2020

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There is no ‘safe’ level of asbestos exposure for any type of asbestos fiber.4, 5 Asbestos exposures as short in duration as a few days have caused mesothelioma in humans.

- OSHA

Asbestos “fibers are extremely durable and resistant to wear.” They do not “burn or catch fire” making it seemingly “ideal for high-heat and fire-risk applications.” In the post World War II economic boom, asbestos use increased substantially as it was used in everything from cars to construction materials, introducing these fibers “into American homes, schools, offices, and factories.

As corporate America profited off the use of this “magical material”, they ignored evidence “about health risks from long-term exposure to asbestos fibers”, hiding negative “scientific findings for decades”. By the 1980’s the evidence could no longer be ignored and the…

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Carl J. Petersen

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children. www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com